Chinatown Museum launches app for tours
Chinatown Museum’s new app gives users easy access to information to each of its 18 galleries, which offers visitors a visual retelling of the rich history of Binondo. The 1,542-square meter museum, located at the 4th level of Lucky Chinatown Building A, highlights the various influences and historical events that have shaped the cultural, social and economic threads of Binondo – from its establishment as a settlement for Christianized Chinese to the height of downtown Escolta on its way to becoming a bustling commercial district of Manila. “We want to provide museum visitors with a more enhanced and immersive experience by seamlessly integrating vital gallery information, images, videos, and audio recordings in the app, all of them are just one tap away. Our goal is to make every visit enjoyable by giving them more freedom to explore and learn at their own pace”, says Chinatown Museum administrator Janine Cabato. The new app is designed to aid museum-goers, particularly those who are on a self-guided tour, allowing them to access gallery information right at their fingertips. It utilizes Bluetooth and QR Code technology, providing real-time delivery of gallery information and a smoother transition between topics. The app is automatically activated upon entering the museum premises and allows users to browse through various video and audio presentations providing vital information on each of the museum’s 18 galleries.